Short story: An Age of Ice by Zhang Ran, from Clarkesworld Magazine, July 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Unromantic Love by J. V. Cunningham, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from July 2017. Recommended.
Essay: A Staircase in Sunlight by Adam Gopnik, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from July 2017. Recommended.